future electronics free mcimx53 board

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by electronis whiz, May 31, 2012.

  1. electronis whiz

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    I ran across this site in a list of companies that did free samples When I was surfing today. They have a free what looks like a mini or ITX motherboard sample for free. Link here
    http://www.futureelectronics.com/en/promotions/promotions/Pages/Freescale_MCIMX53_Quick_Start_Board.aspx
    I was thinking about getting a sample if I can use it for testing some parts like hard drives, etc. as well as possibly a thin client type setup as well as learning about newer motherboard form factors. Is anybody familiar with these? I assume the power for it would be either 20 Molex or 4 pin Molex like IDE hard disks used.
    I have access to win CE or XP embedded if this is the OS type required or is should any OS work?
    Does this look like a legitimate sample that would be ok to go for? But it says register to qualify for so I’m not sure if that is like a contest or you may have to do something to qualify like buy $XXX worth from them.
    i herd that if i do i should probley order something from them somtime but as of yet i havent't found much that was interesting to me. i kind of agree with that.
     
  2. mcgyvr

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    Good luck.. They don't just give away $150 development boards to just anyone though..
     
  3. electronis whiz

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    thats what i was wondering i have a feeling you must do somthing before or within some time frame of geting it else theyle charge you for it. i think i'll just forget it i have old sytems that can do what i was going to use it for anyways.
     
  4. mcgyvr

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    Sometimes they will have a "sales engineer" call you to discuss your project and see if its something they want to get involved in..
    The "free" is for real Engineers doing projects that will actually buy their product by the hundreds/thousands...
    Not so you can use it for your porn stash :p
     
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